Happy Hello All!
Today I am featuring:
Tramps & Glams
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I love this Shop!!! It is fun, unique and just my style! I just had to know more about Tramps & Glams! If you love whimsical, happy, and different this shop is just what the doctor ordered! Great gift giving possibilities for your friends and loved ones. Tis the Season for giving!
Get settled in my friends! Get your coffee or tea! Here we go!
What do you sell?
I sell unusual, bold, and surreal polymer clay jewelry and wall art.
How did you get started with Etsy?
I have been selling jewelry on Facebook since 2008. I found Etsy and opened my shop there two years ago, while searching for a place where I could reach international customers.
When did you get interested in making your Art/Craft?
I have always been interested in various forms of art. I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember. But it wasn't until I discovered polymer clay back in 2008 that I realized that I wanted art to be more than a hobby to me.
Where does your inspiration come from?
I'm always inspired by books, old movies, music...in short, other people's art. I have always thought that it is fascinating how one art object can inspire the creation of another one, quite different than the one that served as inspiration. Other things that motivate me are nature and simplicity of life. That's where my less complex and geometric pieces come from.
Who taught you or how did you learn your art form?
I'm almost entirely self taught. I used some online tutorials when I began to work with polymer clay, but all methods I use now are those that I’ve developed myself.
Where do you see your Shop in 5 years from now?
I hope to be able to find more time for creating wall art and possibly some other forms, maybe art dolls or figurines. Also, there’s always room for improvement, so I hope to raise my jewelry designs to a higher level.
How do you manage your time between Etsy and the rest of your life?
It’s a challenge, but when you manage to do it right, it’s very rewarding. Etsy shop requires constant work, and not only creative work, but also things like marketing and promotion. Luckily, my wife helps me with these, so I can focus on the creative side.
How did you come up with the name of your shop?
My shop name reflects my interests. If you take a peek into my shop, you’ll see that, among other things, I make polymer clay portraits. I’m equally fascinated by tramps, social outlaws, and offbeat people like Edgar Allan Poe, Johnny Cash and William Burroughs, and those who come from another world, more glamorous one, like Marlene Dietrich or Louise Brooks. I love the idea of merging these two worlds together.
Do you make or stock items you love, or what will sell?
I try not to think about what would sell while I’m making art. I suppose that would be dishonest with both myself and my customers. So, I only make things that I would wear myself or that I would give to people I care about.
Where else can we find you online?
Did you always want to have your own business?
Of course. I hope that one day this would be my day job.
Any other thoughts you want to share with us?
Thank you for featuring my art on your blog. It’s always a pleasure to meet bloggers and readers interested in art and crafts. I would also like to encourage those who are considering to take a similar route and open their own Etsy shops. It can be hard at times, but it is definitely worthy.
I love everything this shop has to offer!
I hope you do too!
Go check out this shop!